A look back at the games I played during PAXAus.
Double Fine pushes their Early Access-funded Spacebase DF-9 into a release version despite it still lacking a lot of features, indicating that no-one is immune to overpromising and under-delivering.
When Kickstarter-backed projects like Yogventures collapse, it’s important to look closely at them to see what the lessons are. In this case, it appears a key lesson is, “The backers are screwed”.
Pre-funding titles in alpha, beta, etc is an act of trust… and there plenty of reasons why that trust is being eroded.
Last year I made a number of predictions about the MMO market for 2013. Time to pay the piper… and unfortunately he collects with interest.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is closing down in December of this year. It’s a MMO that never lived up to its potential or its pre-launch hype.
Neverwinter has clear links back to the lessons Cryptic Studios has learned with their previous titles.
The Escapist is reporting a story of a Kickstarter video game project where the project leader may have spent all the raised money and halted the project. Unfortunately, that’s part of the nature of crowdfunding.
You can get excited now, because if you picked this option, you’ve decided to back Destination Games! Destination Games Game That Destroyed Them: Tabula Rasa Studio Launch Date: April 2000 Studio Closure Date: 28 February 2009 Invested In By: NCsoft Estimated Money Blown: US$106m Cause of Death: Restarting the project, internal culture of fear and secrecy, …
If you selected this option, congratulations – you decided to back RealTime Worlds! RealTime Worlds Game That Destroyed Them: All Points Bulletin (APB) Studio Launch Date: Early 2002 Studio Closure Date: September 2010 Invested In By: Private investors Estimated Money Blown: Over US$100m Cause of Death: Spending all the budget before the game had even launched, …